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Author Topic: CKZN 6160  (Read 5277 times)

Offline mapleleaf

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CKZN 6160
« on: October 29, 2011, 1210 UTC »
300 watts from Canada's newest Province! Usually wiped out by all the flamethrowers.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45626319/CKZN_6160_20111029_114606.mp3

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 2343 UTC »
That's a toughie.... I've caught it all of three times in my life :o

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 2352 UTC »
I've been hearing it (weakly) in the late afternoon and early evening here.

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 0007 UTC »
I thought Nunavut was Canada's newest Province, eh?  ;)

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 0221 UTC »
I thought Nunavut was Canada's newest Province, eh?  ;)

I missed that :-[

And we tease YOU GUYS on bad geography. Good on ya for the pwn :D

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011, 0226 UTC »
hee hee, jus' teasin'.  ;)
But I guess Newfie was the last one liberated from the Evil Empire, eh, lol?

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 1151 UTC »
Nunavut's not a province, it is a territory. Still, to talk about Newfoundland as the newst province is a bit odd since it goes back to 1949. It would be like talking about the Bablyonian's "latest" invention, the wheel.

More seriously though, why is that channel such a hard catch? Are they underpowered? Is it intended only to serve Labrador, perhaps?

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 1607 UTC »
I think they're only like 300-watts, and the radiation pattern probably is towards that area.  But I have heard it on quite a number of occasions, along w/the BC one on the same freq., but then I lived basically near the top of a mountain for over 8 years, and had about a 150-ft. longwire dipole antenna and tuners/pre-amps, so that certainly didn't hurt!
I did try before sunrise this morning, and even just using ameco TPA as an indoor antenna, I was hearing some news in English.  Also got a very nice QSL-package from them from years back, and have QSL'd all the other old Canadian SW stations (6005, 6030, 6070, 6130, etc.).  I guess only 6070 and the 2 on 6160 are the only 2 left. :'(

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 1610 UTC »
Hi Alex,

I think CFVP 6030 kHz, relay of CKMX 1060 kHz - Calgary, Alberta is still on the air. I should try for it some morning.

I wish I had QSLed the others that went QRT.
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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2011, 1613 UTC »
I listen to CKZU Vancouver (also on 6160) regularly. It helps to live within 150 miles of its 500 W transmitter.
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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2011, 1614 UTC »
Morning, Chris, you know, I think you're right.  Last year they were still on, I'd forgot.  I think C & W music was the format.

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2011, 1615 UTC »
I also forgot the one from Vancouver on 6080, I think it was something like CKWX.  Only 10-watts from BC to the ECNA!

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2011, 1617 UTC »
I also forgot the one from Vancouver on 6080, I think it was something like CKWX.  Only 10-watts from BC to the ECNA!
CFRX, I believe it was. Has been off the air for at least a decade, I think. I would also hear that one regularly from Seattle.
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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2011, 1620 UTC »
That should be 6070, as I believe it's CFRB-1010 they relay, if I remember correctly, but I am still on my first cuppa coffee. ;)

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Re: CKZN 6160
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2011, 1622 UTC »
That should be 6070, as I believe it's CFRB-1010 they relay, if I remember correctly, but I am still on my first cuppa coffee. ;)

Yep, that's them. They are back on the air after having been off for quite a while due to transmitter problems.

The Canadian regionals, both active and QRT, are listed here: http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Shortwave_Broadcast_Stations_By_Country
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